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The Big Break: Kaanapali

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Sophie Sandolo - 2008 Calendar

Sophie Sandolo, known for her artsy and sometimes revealing calendars, is one of the "Big Break: Kaanapali" contestants.

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The ninth installment of the Golf Channel's popular reality series, "The Big Break," was filmed in Kaanapali, Hawaii, and was called The Big Break: Kaanapali. It featured an all-female cast. At stake was an exemption into the 2008 Navistar LPGA Classic, among other prizes.
Hosts: Stina Sternberg and Andrew Magee

Outcome: Kim Welch was the winner of "Big Break Kaanapali." Kim defeated Sophie Sandolo in the 18-hole championship match, 4 and 3.

The match was close throughout the first nine, but Kim - utilizing her great length off the tee to routinely hit drives 60 yards past Sophie - began pulling away on the back nine.

Sophie helped her out quite a bit, too. While Sophie had looked solid on almost every show of this season, she hit a rough patch after the turn with several loose shots and a few 3-putt greens.

One of those three putts allowed Kim to take a 3-up lead after the 13th hole. They halved the 14th, then Sophie missed a birdie putt on the 15th after Kim was in with birdie, and that gave Kim the final 4-and-3 margin.

How Welch fared in her exemption: For winning, Welch gained entry into the 2008 Navistar LPGA Classic. In that tournament, she carded 70-77--147 (+3) and missed the cut.

"Big Break: Kaanapali" Cast Members

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More About "The Big Break"

"Big Break: Kaanapali" was taped at Kaanapali Resort in Hawaii, on the resort's Royal Course and Kai Course.

What the Winner Recieved
An exemption into the 2008 Navistar LPGA Classic; entry fees to all 2009 Futures Tour tournaments waived; an Adams Golf endorsement deal; and a BMW Z4 Coupe.

See links below for more about The Big Break series.

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